|Country of Origin||USA.|
|Similar Aircraft||OH-6 Cayuse, BO 105, Alouette II.|
|Role||ASW, scout, antitank, multimission.|
|Armament||Chain gun, missiles, TOW-capable.|
|Dimensions||Length: 23 ft (7.02 m). Rotor diameter: 26 ft, 4 in (8.04 m).|
Defender 500 WEFT Description
|Wings||Either four- or five-blade main rotor (depending on model). Weapons platform on lower rear body.|
|Engine(s)||One mounted inside body. Air intakes on top of cabin. Blackhole exhaust.|
|Fuselage||Teardrop-shaped. Round, glassed-in cockpit. Landing skids.|
|Tail||Fin boomerang-shaped, swept-back, and tapered. Flats back-tapered with small fins attached to the tips. Flats high-mounted on the fin forming a T. Rotor on lower left of tail boom.|
Countries which Fly the Defender 500
Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United States of America.
Defender 500 Manufacturer Web Site
The Defender 500 was originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.
In 1997, McDonnell Douglas became part of Boeing.